Human microsporidial infections.

  title={Human microsporidial infections.},
  author={Rainer K. Weber and Ralph T. Bryan and David A Schwartz and Robert L. Owen},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={7 4},
Microsporidia are obligate intracellular spore-forming protozoal parasites belonging to the phylum Microspora. Their host range is extensive, including most invertebrates and all classes of vertebrates. More than 100 microsporidial genera and almost 1,000 species have now been identified. Five genera (Enterocytozoon spp., Encephalitozoon spp., Septata spp., Pleistophora sp., and Nosema spp.) and unclassified microsporidia (referred to by the collective term Microsporidium) have been associated… CONTINUE READING
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